Resume

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

2011-2013 Principal Attorney, The Colbert Law Firm, Orlando, FL

  • Criminal Defense Attorney with a focus on comprehensive legal care serving Central Florida. From Initial/First Appearances all the way through Trial and Sentencing. Covers cases from traffic tickets, criminal traffic citations (DWLS, Racing), DUI, DWI, Misdemeanors, Domestic Violence, Felony, Drug Possession/ Narcotics, Violent Crime, Domestic/ Repeat Violence Injunctions, Violation of Probation, Modification of Probation, Bond Hearings, Motions, Sealing/Expungement, and additional legal related services including Mugshot Removal. Visit http://www.thecolbertfirm.com to learn more.

 

2011-2013 Assistant Public Defender, Law Offices of Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando, FL

  • Lead or solo defense attorney in criminal matters with full oversight of initial investigations, trial planning, motions practice, discovery, legal research, and courtroom appearances. Cases include Possession of Child Pornography, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Resisting an Officer With & Without Violence, DUI, Narcotics/ Drug Possession, Theft, Prostitution, Domestic Violence, Battery, and Traffic.

2009 Summer Law Clerk, 6th Judicial Circuit – Civil Division, Clearwater, FL

  • Legal Research and Writing for Circuit Civil and Appellate Judges

2007 Summer Litigation Intern, Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, Orlando, FL

  • Early Litigation Support for Personal Injury and Personal Injury Protection cases

NON-LEGAL EXPERIENCE

2005- 2006 Information Systems Technician, City of Ocoee, Ocoee, FL

  • Trained municipal employees on Microsoft Office 2003 Suite, handled purchasing bids, P.O.(s), and resolved IT related contract billing issues

2001 – 2005 Systems Applications Support Specialist, Insight Financial Credit Union, Maitland, FL

  • Researched, implemented major software solutions , and developed training material impacting over 150 employees and 54,000 customer accounts

EDUCATION

Stetson University College of Law Gulfport, FL

Juris Doctor, May 2011

  • GPA: 3.05
  • Calvin Kuenzel Student Bar Association Class Representative, 2008-2011
  • Intellectual Property Law Society Officer, 2008 – 2011 (President, 2009-2011)
  • Victor O. Wehle Award for Trial Advocacy, 2011
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, 2011 (Over 300 hours of Pro Bono)
  • Leadership Development Certificate, 2011
  • Received highest section grade in Trial Advocacy and Sports Law

University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, May 2008

  • GPA: 4.0 in Major
  • President and Competing Member of the Nationally Ranked Mock Trial Team (MTT) at UCF
  • Recipient of the ‘08 MTT Chief Justice John Marshall Award for dedicated service and leadership
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2011
  • American Law Institute – American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award, 2011
  • 2nd Place 2011 Stetson University College of Law AAJ Mock Trial Competition
  • Member of the American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association
  • AMTA Best Attorney Award, 2007; All-Region Attorney Award, 2008
  • 2010-2011 American Bar Association Law Student Division Delegate

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